The tour starts in Pisa (airport/train station) at 10.30. We drive 45mins to the Charterhouse of Pisa, a former 14th-century Carthusian monastery located in the village of Calci in the pretty Graziosa valley to the north of the city. After our visit we have a light lunch in a local trattoria before continuing to the delightful city of Lucca (30mins). We stay in the San Luca Palace, and in the Palazzo Alexander – two four star palazzi just inside the famous Renaissance city walls. Later in the day we stroll around the walls and visit some of Lucca’s best-loved architectural gems. Tonight we get together for a welcome drink and dinner in a local restaurant.